Gardner Pool Plastering, Inc. Leads Awareness Effort in Southern California for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

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Gardner Pool Plastering (http://www.gardnerpoolplastering.com), the premier resource in Southern California for residential and commercial pool remodeling, proudly announces its renewed efforts to help businesses throughout Southern California to fully comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Safety Act. This important federal legislation requires the retrofitting of all public pools and spas with new approved drain and grate covers.

Gardner Pool Plastering (http://www.gardnerpoolplastering.com), the premier resource in Southern California for residential and commercial pool remodeling, proudly announces its renewed efforts to help businesses throughout Southern California to fully comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Safety Act. This important federal legislation requires the retrofitting of all public pools and spas with new approved drain and grate covers.

"Southern California is the proverbial epicenter for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Safety Act, an area encompassing tens of thousands of pools/spas and millions of citizens. Educating this audience - a diverse collection of hoteliers, universities, public pools, parks and other recreational facilities - is an undertaking that demands an exceptional level of care and experience. We have the expertise to successfully meet this challenge while upholding the very best standards in our industry," says Scott McKenna, President of Gardner Pool Plastering, "The Act's many requirements also underscore the importance of getting pool and spa operators to comply with these standards as quickly and efficiently as possible. Failure to do so, and most businesses may simply not be aware of this, can result in closure and the loss of significant revenue. In fact, insurance providers may also deny coverage if companies do not comply with the Act. Hence our statewide initiative to make this transition convenient - and affordable - for those who must address this legislation."

To avoid penalties or the closure of a pool or spa, business owners should insist on the following:
.    Job site presite - review Cover and Pump GPM (Gallons Per Minute) requirements
.    Pool drawing and submittal to Health department
.    Scheduled Inspections (if compliance requires more than simple drain cover replacement)
.    Drain pool to owner requested area (if necessary - many retrofits can be performed without draining)
.    Demo trough in pool floor if splitting drains
.    Re-plumb existing drains to meet new code requirement, If necessary. Meet sump requirements.
.    Install other approved anti-entrapment products ONLY if necessary
.    After approved inspection fill in plumbing troughs with Gunite and create proper wells (sumps)
.    Install approved VGBA complaint main drain covers and waterproof.
.    Patch pool finish
.    Chemical start-up

Model Corporate Citizenship: Leadership and Trust
Gardner Pool Plastering continues to achieve new levels of success, based upon its commitment to professional innovation and public outreach. "The Virginia Graeme Baker Act is merely the latest example of our longstanding campaign to educate people about the importance of pool safety and maintenance. We enjoy a reputation for excellence because we assist the entire community in its quest to have the best pools and spas for uninterrupted use," states Mr. McKenna.

About Gardner Pool Plastering

Founded in 1969, Gardner Pool Plastering is one of the largest and most professional pool plastering, finishing and remodeling companies in Southern California. With more than 32,000 completed projects, Gardner Pool Plastering is a trusted brand for new pool builders, architects, designers and landscape professionals.

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